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C. Ryan Perkins

South Asian Studies Librarian
C. Ryan Perkins



C.'s role in the library

As the newly appointed South Asian Studies librarian, a new position at Stanford, I am responsibe for building the library's collection of materials from and about South Asia in English, European languages, and the regional languages of South Asia.  This involves building a network of antiquarian dealers, book vendors, scholars, publishers, and libraries in South Asia.  Apart from responding to faculty teaching needs I work in collaboration with the South Asia Center and its affiliates to provide research assistance to faculty, students, and other library users.

Professional activities

Association for Asian Studies

Selected publications

• “A New Pablik: Abdul Halim Sharar, Volunteerism and the Anjuman-e Dar us Salam in late nineteenth century India,” Modern Asian Studies, Volume 49, Issue 04, July 2015, pp. 1049-1090.

“From the Meḥfil to the Printed Word: Public Debate and Discourse in Late Colonial India” in the Indian Economic and Social History Review, January–March 2013 50:47-76.

• Ashutosh Misra and Michael E. Clarke, eds. Pakistan’s Stability Paradox: Domestic, regional and international dimensions (2012), in Journal of International and Global Studies, Volume 4, No. 1: November 2012.




Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania